Saturday, January 5, 2013

Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

I've seen this recipe floating around on pinterest lately and I finally decided to give it a try - you know, actually do something with the things that I pin... :)  I've always loved a good tomato soup, and this one has great flavor and variety that is something different from the average tomato soup.  Enjoy!

Printable Version

2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced onions
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
4 cups chicken broth
½ bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup butter
2 cups half and half, warmed (substitute milk for less calories)
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

1.  Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to a large slow cooker.
2.  Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours, until flavors are blended and vegetables are soft. At this point I added all of the vegetables to a blender and blended until smooth.  Return blended veggies back to the slow cooker.
3.  About 30 minutes before serving prepare the roux. Melt butter over low heat in a skillet and add the flour. Stir roux constantly with a whisk for 5-7 minutes. Slowly whisk in 1 cup hot soup. Add another 3 cups and stir until smooth. Add all back into the slow cooker. 
4.  Stir and add the Parmesan cheese, warmed half and half, salt and pepper.
5.  Cover and cook on low for another 30 minutes or so until ready to serve.


  1. This looks really good! Especially with a snow storm coming in today...soup for dinner sounds great :)

  2. Love tomato soup so this is going on the list to make!!